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Re: Call for tests: Making OpenJDK 7 the default in Wheezy LTS

Am 25.04.2016 um 12:23 schrieb Rene Engelhard:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:17:52PM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
>> we are mainly concerned about runtime issues with OpenJDK 7. Libreoffice
>> declares dependencies on default-jre | openjdk-7-jre, so I believe it
>> should be fine. I am aware of build failures with OpenJDK 7 and I think
>> that can't be avoided unless we want to redo the whole OpenJDK 7
>> transition. [1]
>> I think in those cases it is reasonable to recommend to manually change
>> build dependencies back to OpenJDK 6 because rebuilding a package does
> Only if it stays (unsupported) and it's not actually removed from the archive.. 

We don't intend to remove OpenJDK 6 but it will receive no further
security updates.

>> not pose a security risk and should never happen on production systems
>> anyway. I will update https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Wheezy and add an
>> example today.
> You miss the case where you want (as it's LTS) provide security updates. So
> it needs to be buildable. Or you declare all Java-using things unsupported
> in wheezy-LTS.

If a Java package needs a security update, we will ensure that it will
be fixed in a timely manner which includes fixing possible build
failures. All Java packages are supported.



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